Because books don't surf.

I'm a reader, I love to read a LOT. Tons. Always reading something. I take books everywhere. You'll see me reading in restraunts while everyone else at the table is talking. I also, until I can finally break into the music business (and I AM trying, just don't know what I'm doing), work in a library. ...more

New Beach Wedding Planning Guide Saves You Time And Money

Many couples elect to hold a beach wedding because it can be more affordable than a traditional wedding. No matter how large or small your budget, you will stay within your price range if you follow these suggestions when planning a beach wedding: ...more

IcyBag Giveaway! Enter to Win!

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I Heart Tulum

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Look Into It

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. Ansel Adams ...more

Have you ever considered walking a marathon?

It’s something I’ve been seriously thinking about. I know that there are quite a few Iowa Avenue readers who compete in marathons, and are even triathletes. Quite a few, also, are training for both marathons and triathlons. I want to “fitness walk” a marathon. ...more

I realize it is two years later but did you do it?

I did my half marathon 7 years ago. I'd ...more

Aloe Sun Sea Salt Tress Texturizer - Beachy hair in a bottle

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Aloe Sun.  I have made a thrilling discovery. I, too, can have wavy hair. That might not seem like a very big deal to you, but let me explain. My entire life, my hair has been straight as a pin. I've had my fair share of perms -- I did grow up in the 80's, after all -- but when not permed, my locks were straight and pretty limp. ...more

I've used it a couple of ways. When I use it on damp hair, I scrunch it up and around ...more

Pretty Sassy Straw Purse

Who sayes Craft Blogs are fading away.  Mo way, mine is in full swing and I've got tons of ideas to video and show. Kids especially need summertime craft projects and this is a simple and fashionable one!  Great fun for Moms and dd's to share the creativity and then share the Purses!! ...more

Summer Vacations - Family Style

Summer is consistent for me in as many ways as it is not, it turns out. Jobs, schedules and styles all change, but from year to year, I know a few things for sure. I'll complain about the D.C. humidity, but never as much as I complain about ice falling from the sky in the winter. I'll fall in love with fresh white corn and tomatoes all over again (go away, Salmonella, go away.) And every July, I'm likely to be in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for a weeklong family beach vacation that is much a ritual as a getaway. ...more